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Category: Investment Advisory

November 1, 2018

CBM Acquires Financial Planning and Investment Management Firm, May Barnhard Investments (MBI)

Acquisition Expands CBM Financial Planning and Investment Management Services CBM – Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has acquired May Barnhard Investments, LLC (MBI) effective November 1, 2018. MBI, a fee-only financial management firm, provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to help clients pursue their life goals with confidence. MBI was founded in 2013 by Debora May, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Judith Barnhard, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Jeff May, CPA and Alex Seleznev, MBA, CFP®, CFA. Ms. May, Ms. Barnhard… Read more ›

February 25, 2018

Debora May, Executive Vice President at CBM, Selected as 2018 Top Financial Advisor by Washingtonian Magazine

Debora May, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Executive Vice President at CBM, was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a 2018 Top Financial Advisor. This award, whose winners are selected by peers throughout the Washington metropolitan region and compiled by the magazine, is the seventh such recognition for Ms. May who has been listed by the Washingtonian for financial advisory expertise multiple times in the past. Ms. May has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting with significant experience in tax,… Read more ›

January 13, 2018

CBM Professionals Receive CPA and CFA Designations

Eva Tung and Jenny Wang, respectively Staff Accountant and Senior Investment Analyst at CBM – Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., respectively received their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations in December 2017. Both industry recognitions reflect the deepening accounting and financial advisory expertise available to CBM’s clients. “We are proud of our team members’ ongoing commitment to professional excellence,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of CBM. “Eva and Jenny have worked… Read more ›

November 1, 2017

May & Barnhard, P.C., a Bethesda, MD-based Tax and Financial Consulting Firm, Becomes CBM

Top: John Comunale, Jeff May, Judy Barnhard, Dan Weaver, Holly Caporale, Keith Laudenberger Seated: Peter Reilly, Patricia Drolet, Debbie May, Richard Morris May & Barnhard, P.C., a tax and financial consulting firm based in Bethesda, MD, has become Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) effective November 1. CBM, an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC, now has 82 client service and operations professionals. For 96 years, CBM has delivered high-quality financial management solutions to… Read more ›

October 2, 2017

CBM to Merge in Tax and Financial Consulting Expertise of May & Barnhard, P.C.

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a full-service accounting and advisory firm based in Bethesda, MD, will merge in the tax and financial consulting expertise of May & Barnhard, P.C., effective November 1. The expansion will create a team of 82 team members including 10 partners. “I am pleased to welcome the professionals of May & Barnhard to CBM as we continue to enhance our breadth of services,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of CBM…. Read more ›

August 22, 2017

3 Mid-Year Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

In the quest to reduce your tax bill, year end planning can only go so far. Tax-saving strategies take time to implement, so review your options now. Here are three strategies that can be more effective if you begin executing them midyear: 1. Consider your bracket The top income tax rate is 39.6% for taxpayers with taxable income over $418,400 (singles), $444,550 (heads of households) and $470,700 (married filing jointly; half that amount for married filing separately). If you expect… Read more ›